The description of the word “novel” as a noun is: a fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism.
But the description for the word "novel" as an adverb is so much more colorful: new or unusual in an interesting way.
And the synonyms seem endless:
new, original, unusual, unfamiliar, unconventional, off-center, unorthodox, different, fresh, imaginative, creative, innovative, futuristic, trailblazing, rare, unique, singular, experimental, uncommon, untested, untried, surprising, strange, exotic, . . .
Researching a novel or other writing project takes the author on a journey to many new places, whether through books, movies, news articles, or physical travel. Later this year, I will post interviews of other authors’ “novel research” experiences, but for A to Z Challenge 2021, I am focusing on my own eclectic research topics over the years. The research has taken me to interesting towns and countryside locations, offered educational experiences, and provided lasting memories.
I look forward to reading entertaining blog post themes throughout the month of April, and hope some of the topics I've chosen will entertain others also.